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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Sunbury is approximately 11,591 (1990), 9905 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,116 (1990), 4223 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sunbury is 5.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.077 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sunbury to Washington DC is 135 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sunbury is positioned 40.86 degrees north of the equator and 76.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in central Pennsylvania near Shamokin and Selinsgrove.
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History & History Related Items

"Sunbury earned a line in the nation's history in 1883 when Thomas Edison began operating the world's first three-wire central electric lighting station here. Edison was drawn to Sunbury because of its cheap, abundant energy resources, but local residents apparently weren't drawn to Edison. Many local folks were simply afraid to walk near the electric wires. Sitting at the point where the west and north branches of the Susquehanna converge, Sunbury dates back to 1772 and shares its name with the city on the Thames, southwest of London. The word means "city of the sun."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Sunbury City Government

Sunbury City Clerk
225 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801-3413
Phone: 717-286-7820

Sunbury Libraries

John R Kauffman Jr Public Library
228 Arch St
Sunbury, PA 17801-2221
Phone: 717-286-2461

Northumberland County Law Library
201 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801-3408
Phone: 717-988-4162

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